We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"TCP optimization... caches a particular TCP connection and the next time a user uses that connection he will reach the destination easily."
"I find the most valuable to be the compression and exchange replication."
"I really love the auto-tunnel creation feature."
"The solution is expensive and the service contacts are costly too. The cost of the device makes the value proposition borderline acceptable for us. The service contract fees we pay is approximately $30,000 annually."
"You have to negotiate when it comes to pricing and licensing."
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Riverbed SteelHead is the industry's #1 optimization solution for accelerated delivery of all applications across the hybrid enterprise. SteelHead also provides better visibility into application and network performance and the end user experience plus control through an application-aware approach to hybrid networking and path selection based on centralized, business intent-based policies for what you want to achieve as a business.
Riverbed Steelhead is ranked 4th in WAN Optimization with 2 reviews while Silver Peak VX is ranked 5th in WAN Optimization with 1 review. Riverbed Steelhead is rated 7.0, while Silver Peak VX is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Riverbed Steelhead writes "Scalable Data Referencing provides LAN-like speed over WAN". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Silver Peak VX writes "A flexible and easy-to-deploy solution for reducing bandwidth consumption". Riverbed Steelhead is most compared with WAAS, Citrix SD-WAN, Silver Peak NX, Ipanema IpIengine and F5 Traffic Management Operating System, whereas Silver Peak VX is most compared with Silver Peak NX, Cato Networks and Citrix SD-WAN.
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